Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run at Crandon Crandon International Off-Road Raceway Date: June 22-23, 2002 Location: Crandon, Wis. Round: 6 & 7 of 14 Course Length: 1.75 miles Divisions: Pro-4 (Full-Size...
Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run at Crandon
Crandon International Off-Road Raceway
Date: June 22-23, 2002
Location: Crandon, Wis.
Round: 6 & 7 of 14
Course Length: 1.75 miles
Pro-4 (Full-Size 4WD Trucks)
Pro-2 (Full-Size 2WD Trucks)
Pro-Lite (Light-Duty 2WD Trucks)
What to look for at Crandon:
GREAVES BACK ON TOP - Three-time CORR champion Johnny Greaves arrives at Crandon on top of the Pro-4 class standings. His hot start includes a win at Antigo, and three second-place finishes in five rounds, behind the wheel of his Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tundra 4x4. Greaves, from DePere, Wis., claimed the Pro-Lite championship from 1997-99 while becoming the CORR all-time series leader in wins with 26. After moving up to the Pro-2 class in 2000, Greaves utilized TRD-prepared Tundra Racing V8 power on the way to three wins in Pro-4 last year and a third place overall season points finish.
TWO-TIME DEFENDING CHAMP BACK HOME - Jeff Kincaid, from nearby Argonne, Wis., stays home in his "backyard" track at Crandon this weekend in defense of his back-to-back Pro-Lite championships. He is currently third in the Pro-Lite standings with one win, but a couple of potential victories were lost to peculiar mechanical problems. Kincaid has won six of the last eight races at Crandon in his Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tacoma, and he ranks third in all-time series victories with 21.
TOP ROOKIES BECOME TITLE CONTENDERS - Last year, two of the CORR series top rookies, Steve Federico and Chad Hord, battled it out for the Kumo Tires Rookie of the Year award. This year, both will challenge Kincaid for the Pro-Lite championship in their respective Toyota Tacomas. Federico, who took home top rookie honors last year, already has a win in Antigo in round five and sits in sixth place overall. Hord is looking for his first career truck win after dominating buggies two years ago, but his continued steady racing (four top-five finishes) has him in fifth place this season in Pro-Lite.
SUPER BUGGY DOMINANCE - Toyota power remains dominant in the Sportsman Super Buggy class as Aaron Hawley and defending champion Scott Schwalbe sit in a virtual dead heat on top of the class this year. Overall, five of the top 12 competitors run the 1.6-liter Toyota 4AG engine, the same motor that is run in the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship Series and the SCCA GT-3 class.
GOVERNOR GIVES AWAY HIS TROPHY - In addition to the professional and Sportsman races this weekend, the 9th Annual Potawatomi Governer's Cup race will be run on Sunday. Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum will attend the race and present the Governor's Cup to the winner. The 10-lap shootout pits the top two-wheel-drive Pro-2 trucks against the Pro-4 four wheelers, with the 2WD's receiving a 100-yard handicap at the start. Toyota offers a special $2,000 contingency award to a Toyota-powered race winner.
"QUOTES" Johnny Greaves, No. 22 Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tundra 4x4 (Pro-4): "It's great to be on top in Pro-4 after all the hard work in building this new Tundra over the off season. We made a lot of improvements, and Toyota Racing Development has given me quite a bit of extra power with the new V8 this year. The Tundra ran well enough to have won all three races at Antigo a few weeks ago, but things just didn't go our way."
Jeff Kincaid, No. 1 Forest County Potawatomi Toyota Tacoma (Pro-Lite): "We're looking pretty good for this weekend's race in Crandon. I've always done well there, which is great since it's my home track. And our sponsor also sponsors the race, so I really get up for the two Crandon events"
Steve Federico, No. 24 Ingle's/Mountain Dew Toyota Tacoma (Pro-Lite): "I always look forward to the Crandon races. The fans turn out in huge numbers and are really into the racing. The track is fast and fun, and I've always done really well there going back to my championship years in the buggies."